Introducing the world's hardest working market segment.


The market segment that built America

526 Media group is Your Industry Leader Since 1922

Providing the Lumber and Building Materials Industry with up to date and substantiated News & Strategies, including, articles, video, and other relevant content from thought leaders in the LBM community.
Since 1922, we have been serving the entire Lumber & Building Materials supply chain with our monthly publications Merchant Magazine and Building Products Digest. Although 95 years in publishing is something we are proud of, what’s more important is “how”.

This is what we believe in –

We believe in delivering results for both our readers and advertisers

We believe in quality, informative editorial that equips our readers with the tools for success

We believe that we are vouching for what we publish; therefore we do not accept advertorials or fake news and do not run ads from companies that we have not vetted

We personally attend over 65 industry events each year because there are no shortcuts when it comes to getting the most important news

We believe in relationships and that when you succeed, we succeed

We believe that our brand reflects on the credibility of your brand

In these times of chaos marketing and fake news, what makes us different is our team, our customers, our readers and our investment in serving an industry for almost 100 years!

We publish every month in print, digital, web, social media and more, we work with the top experts in the industry and we provide what the market relies on for information to help them succeed. We do this because this is OUR INDUSTRY. When you succeed, we all do and when you struggle, we are here to help. We do this because the people in this industry are our longtime friends and essentially, part of our family.

We look forward to earning your business and deserving your loyalty as we have done with our countless other long-term customers and friends.


Our parent company, 526 Media Group, Inc. is made up of world class publishing and media experts with over 150 years of combined experience. Having led some of the world’s largest publishing companies, this team brings their expertise together to deliver the industry’s leading publications and marketing solutions.

Our print and digital publications are requested and delivered to the industry’s top decision makers – this is not about CPM, but rather a personally delivered resource to a targeted, qualified and engaged individual.

We are the only monthly publication in the industry, with the highest circulation and highest percentage of paid subscribers – our readers are engaged and active with our publications and are influenced by what they read.

We reach the entire supply chain because we are all connected when it comes to building success – from independent hardware to mass chains, lumberyards, pro dealers, wholesale, distribution and manufacturing, they are all loyal readers of our publications.

Your Industry Leader Since 1922

Your Industry Leader Since 1922


Like what you see? Subscribe here.


526 Media Group, Inc.
151 Kalmus Dr., Suite E200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 486-2735